Africa Global Logistics Commemorates International Women’s Day

The Africa Global Logistics Sierra Leone (AGL), at its headquarters in Freetown, on Thursday 7th March 2024, commemorated International Women’s Day with the theme: “Inspiring Inclusion.” The event was attended by a diverse group of stakeholders, including Government officials, business leaders, civil society representatives, and media practitioners.

In his welcome address, the Country Manager at Africa Global Logistics Sierra Leone, Bertrand Kerguelen, expressed gratitude to the attendees for gracing the event and reaffirmed the company’s commitment to promoting gender equality. He emphasized the importance of empowering women and creating more opportunities for them within the organization.

“We believe that gender equality is not just a women’s issue, but a human rights issue that affects us all. As a company, we are dedicated to advancing women and streamlining our policies to ensure that women have equal opportunities to succeed,” Kerguelen stated.

The Communication Manager at AGL, Gassimu Fofanah, highlighted the significance of International Women’s Day as a reminder of the ongoing struggle for gender equality. He urged everyone to commit to taking action every day to create a more inclusive and equal world for all.

“As we celebrate the achievements of women today, let us remember to carry forward the spirit of empowerment, equality and appreciation for women’s achievement every day of our lives. Together, we can create a world where every woman’s voice is heard, rights respected and potentials realized,” Fofanah concluded.

Human Rights Lawyer, Rashid Dumbuya Esq, provided a background on the importance of the United Nations Women’s Day, emphasizing the need to recognize and address the challenges still facing women in society. He reiterated the importance of celebrating women’s achievements while working towards gender parity in all aspects of life.

CEO at Madam Yokie Foundation, Marian Kaikai, commended AGL for prioritizing International Women’s Day and emphasized the need for men to change their attitudes and behaviors towards women. She called for equal sharing of responsibilities at home and in the workplace, emphasizing the importance of empowering and supporting women in their personal and professional lives.

Speaking from her own experience, Binta Kadul, owner of Binta Kadul Restaurant, shared her journey of starting with humble beginnings and persevering to create a successful business. She urged women to focus on their goals, believe in themselves, and work towards their dreams.

Bertrand Kerguelen: Country Manager for AGL
Bertrand Kerguelen: Country Manager for AGL

The event concluded with a commitment from all attendees to continue the fight for gender equality and the need to empower women in Sierra Leone.

It must be noted that the commemoration of International Women’s Day at Africa Global Logistics Sierra Leone served as a reminder of the importance of inclusion, empowerment and support for women in all aspects of society.


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